Star Trek (1966–1969)
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The Naked Time 

The crew is infected with a mysterious disease that removes people's emotional inhibitions to a dangerous degree.


Marc Daniels


John D.F. Black, Gene Roddenberry (created by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
William Shatner ... Capt. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Mr. Spock
Stewart Moss ... Tormolen
Majel Barrett ... Christine
Bruce Hyde Bruce Hyde ... Riley
DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy
Grace Lee Whitney ... Yeoman Rand
George Takei ... Sulu
James Doohan ... Scott
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
William Frederick Knight ... Amorous Crewman (as William Knight)
John Bellah John Bellah ... Laughing Crewman


When Lieutenant Junior Grade Tormolen brings aboard an infection that killed the science team on Psi 2000, the crew of the Enterprise soon find themselves unable to control their most pre-dominant emotions. Soon the entire starship is in a shambles and plummeting toward the self destructing planet. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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29 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This is the only TOS episode in which the three primary female crew members - Uhura, Chapel, and Rand - appeared together. The characters did not appear together again until Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). See more »


When the first away team beams on board Scotty calls Kirk to let him know that they are being decontaminated. Kirk says "you better have medicine check them out." Medicine is in reference to pharmaceuticals; Medical would be a place on a ship. See more »


Dr. McCoy: Your pulse is two hundred and forty-two. Your blood pressure is practically non-existent. Assuming you call that green stuff in your veins blood...
Spock: The readings are perfectly normal for me, Doctor, thank you. And as for my anatomy being different from yours, I am delighted.
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Alternate Versions

Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song. A highlight of the new special effects is a new establishing shot of the outpost, replacing generic footage of a frozen landscape. See more »


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I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
Written by Thomas Payne Westendorf
Performed by Bruce Hyde
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Madness Aboard The Enterprise
20 December 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Season 1, episode 4. Mr. Spock and Lieutenant Junior Grade Tormolen the Psi 2000 to find out what has happened to the people. Everyone there was dead but it doesn't add up... one even died taking a shower with his clothes on. Spock and Tormolen re-board the Enterprise but little do they know Tormolen has caught a mysterious disease while on Psi 2000. Tormolen ends up infecting Mr. Sulu and others. Strange behavior takes place among the crew of the USS Enterprise. Tormolen overrides the bridge, it's controls and intercom -- the ship is speeding towards the planet with Kirk, Spock and Scotty racing to get back control of the ship while Dr. McCoy quickly trying to find a cure. Can a cure be found before it's too late?

A really fun episode watching everyone on board the ship acting out of character - in particular watching Sulu's swashbuckling scene!!


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